Several former ministers to be probed over alleged financial fraud

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Several ministers in the former UNF government will be probed for alleged financial irregularities which include charging bribes from investors to execute projects in the country, a top government source told the Daily Mirror.

Some of the former ministers who will be probed are senior members from the UNP and its alliance partners.

The government has denied it is on a witch hunt or on a path of political revenge by conducting such probes but said the new interim government had received information on alleged financial irregularities committed by several former ministers.

New State Minister of Investment Promotion, Keheliya Rambukwella, when contacted confirmed that investigations would be launched against the former government over financial irregularities and said the AGs department would be consulted in each case.

The Minister said the commission reports on the bond scam would also be reviewed.

"The law will be followed in every case. The CID will conduct the necessary investigations and the AG's department will be consulted," Minister Rambukwella said.

Cabinet Spokesperson, Bandula Gunawardena also told a cabinet briefing last Thursday that the new government would probe allegations of financial irregularities that had taken place at national and international levels during the previous regime. (Jamila Husain)

  Comments - 19

  • Sambo Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:40 PM

    Like the pot calling the kettle black. The yahapalana government came into power to catch wrong doers, they did not and now they are being high jacked.

    Mokan Kosappu Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:42 PM

    Let the fun begins. Welcome to Sri Lanka

    Samson Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:50 PM

    Some of the ministers were dishonest, so investigating is timely.

    Kapila Senaratne Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:52 PM

    Never ending investigations. Will see the final judgments after 20 yrs if we are lucky .

    sam silva Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:56 PM

    First get the central bank robbers.

    ranjit Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:56 PM

    First start investigating the corruptions done by your MPs and former ministers etc, especially you two KR and BG

    cineha Saturday, 30 November 2019 09:08 PM

    Now stop talking this nonsense. You all are the same. They probe you and you probe them. Finally nothing happens and only public funds are wasted.

    Shani Saturday, 30 November 2019 09:09 PM

    Get ready Mangala xD

    raj Saturday, 30 November 2019 09:22 PM

    are the present MPs and ministers immune from previous corruption. murder, forgery etc

    George Harry Saturday, 30 November 2019 10:10 PM

    It is clear that they robbed the country, so no need for any inquiry put all the robbers in JAIL, sentencing life in prison.

    Chux Saturday, 30 November 2019 10:11 PM

    What a joke

    Jana E Saturday, 30 November 2019 10:41 PM

    ha ha ha, what a joke, more frauds, but no culprits.

    TripleX Saturday, 30 November 2019 11:50 PM

    Very good, the jump start should be beginning from former PM and the former president.

    KS Saturday, 30 November 2019 11:53 PM

    Set a thief to catch a thief.

    Roshanly Monday, 02 December 2019 11:12 AM

    UNP should have done like this, as soon as they came to power. RW missed the great opportunity.

    bindu Monday, 02 December 2019 11:35 AM

    By the end of this five year term we will see another probe for alleged financial fraud.

    Marcian Christopher Monday, 02 December 2019 01:31 PM

    All allegations but no proof. The same old story has begun. Like the song without an end. Aiyo Siri Lanka!

    Romanis Sunday, 08 December 2019 04:54 PM

    It is "you scratch my back and I scratch yours" policy amongst the politicians and deal makers ! The people are being fooled.

    PG Monday, 09 December 2019 10:45 AM

    Damn good for people who vote for party politics. Take turns to rob and in our lifetimes no one will be punished or assets confiscated. Shame to be a Sri Lankan


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